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Post 04/15/2014

Hundreds of lakes open April 26 for fishing

OLYMPIA -Trout fishing in Washington hits full throttle April 26, when several hundred lowland lakes - stocked with millions of fish - open for a six-month season.

Although many waterways are open year-round, the fourth Saturday in April marks the traditional start of the lowland lakes fishing season. Hundreds of thousands of anglers are expected to turn out for the big day.
Post 04/09/2014

Next Cowlitz fisheries public meeting set for April 24

Tacoma Power is hosting a public meeting regarding Cowlitz River fisheries programs April 24 in Centralia.

The meeting is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in room 121 of Centralia College’s Science Center at Washington Ave. and Walnut St. in Centralia. This is a different location than used for the March 12 Cowlitz fisheries meeting at the college.

Tacoma Power, and the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee, will present information about the Cowlitz River hatchery programs and will review planned activities toward implementing the Cowlitz River Fisheries & Hatchery Management Plan.
Post 04/14/2014

Cowlitz Fish Report for April 14

Last week Tacoma Power recovered 747 winter-run steelhead and seven spring Chinook salmon during five days of operations at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator.
Post 04/09/2014

WDFW stocking trout and kokanee for April 26 lowland lakes opener

OLYMPIA - Washington's biggest fishing day of the year - the lowland lakes trout opener - is Saturday, April 26, and state fish hatchery crews are getting ready by releasing millions of catchable fish in lakes across the state.
Post 03/31/2014

Smolt fish collection & survival documents posted by Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power posted on its Cowlitz Fisheries Committee Web page three “decision documents” regarding smelt fish collection and survival.

2014 Cowlitz Falls Dam Fish Collection Efficiency study
2014 Mayfield Dam downstream fish survival study
Cowlitz Falls Dam North Shore Collector - 60% design approval

These also are linked in the FTC Meeting Documents page along with FTC meeting summaries on Cowlitzfish.net